Below I have listed six photo spots we found in New York on our visit in February which gave us the opportunity to grab some great photos. Obviously we took hundreds of photographs while we were there but these photos were some of my favourite.

Washington Street, Brooklyn

This was one of my favourite photo spots we found while we were away.  It gave you a fantastic shot of Manhattan Bridge between either side of the road.  Just be careful of the cars when standing in the middle of the road to get the perfect shot.

Washington Street

Camera: Olympus Pen EPL-7, Lens: 14-42mmEZ

Washington Square Park, Manhattan

There are plenty of photo opportunities in Washington Square Park.  A lot of people tend to take pictures of the Washington Square Arch which is a great photo, however, if you head to the back of the park you will get a great shot of One World Observatory down the street.  I did get a picture of the Arch and also a great picture of one of the street entertainers.

Washington Street

Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M1, Lens: 45mm F1.8

Washington Square Park

Camera: Olympus Pen EPL-7, Lens: 14-42mmEZ

Brooklyn Promenade, Brooklyn

Brooklyn Promenade gives you beautiful shots of the New York Skyline with Brooklyn Bridge.  When we were in New York there seemed to be a lot of building work on the edge so there was a few cranes featuring in the picture however it was still beautiful.

Manhattan Skyline

Camera: Apple iPhone 6+

One World Observatory

Being 102 floors up in the sky is always going to give you a great photograph opportunity, the only downside to this beautiful view is the reflection on the glass when taking photos, especially on a sunny day but be patient you will eventually get the perfect shot.  We went to the top at sunrise and managed to get some day/night shots.

One World Observatory View

Camera: Olympus Pen EPL-7, Lens: 14-42mmEZ

One World Observatory View Night

Camera: Olympus Pen EPL-7, Lens: 14-42mmEZ

The High Line 

The High Line can give you some great street photographs opportunities.  While walking along the High Line you can grab some great photos of down the streets along with the road traffic.  I was stopping at every street to take a new photograph.

High Line

Camera: Olympus Pen EPL-7, Lens: 14-42mmEZ

Top of the Rock, Rockefeller Centre

Top of the Rock is one of my favourite viewing spots in New York.  I love that you can get photographs of the Empire State Building, One World of Observatory and if you have a very good lens Statue of Liberty in the background and that is just one view.  Moving round to the front you can get a beautiful view of Central Park. My favourite picture of all wasn’t outside at Top of the Rock it was in fact inside, there are three windows with the view of the Empire State Building through the Centre window, this picture took me around 30 minutes to get without having to ask someone to move out of the shot, be patient you will get a clear shot eventually.

Top of the Rock

Camera: Olympus Pen EPL-7, Lens: 14-42mmEZ

Top of the Rock

Camera: Olympus Pen EPL-7, Lens: 14-42mmEZ

Top of the Rock

Camera: Olympus Pen EPL-7, Lens: 14-42mmEZ

Do you have any favourite spots to get photographs in New York? Share them below in the comments.

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